The proposal to mandate the use of EOBR (electronic on-board recorders) is moving its way through the government for a final ruling. While electronic logging (eLogs) can be beneficial for transportation companies regardless of government mandate and are already used among certain carriers, many companies are keeping a close eye before taking the plunge into installing these devices in their cabs.
On June 7th, the ruling entered the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and will be going to the Office of Management and Budget on August 6th as it is a major and economically significant proposal. By November 6th, we will know if it has cleared the OMB with a final publication on November 18th. With the comment period closing on January 20 of next year, the final rule will be issued.